Good food can make or break your holiday in Florida, which is why we have rounded up some of the Sunshine State’s best restaurants, so you and your family can enjoy delicious meals without having to do lots of research to figure out where is a great place to dine, and where isn’t.
Many fantastic restaurants have sprung up around Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, feeding all the happy, hungry tourists who have come to visit these famous attractions. Other holiday destinations in Florida such as Miami, Kissimmee, Hollywood and Clearwater, all have good value family-friendly places to eat, too, making them perfect places to visit on your trip to America.
There are plenty of eateries out there, many serving a great range of cuisine, providing dining experiences to suit every taste. To discover the best restaurants in Florida for a variety of diets and tastes, see our collection below:
When in America, you have to try the generous portion sizes of beautifully cooked pizza, and NYPD Pizza is a great place to start. Located in the heart of Orlando, this laid back and easygoing pizzeria is a great place to go after you’ve spent an exciting day out at the many attractions nearby. It’s an easy place to go and grab some dinner or lunch with the whole family.
Feast on everything from chicken wings to homemade meatballs to start, before tucking into their delicious speciality pizzas. Whether you opt for the thick crusted Sicilian, Pop’s Pesto Pie or one of the many vegetarian options available, you’ll taste authentic Italian herbs with an assortment of fresh ingredients on top. If you don’t know what to try first, the Convict Cheese Calzone is law breakingly tasty, so you can’t go wrong.
Aromas Del Peru
When passing through Miami, you have to try some Latin food, as this city produces some of the most authentic dishes of Latin cuisine in Florida, influenced by an array of South American countries. Aromas Del Peru has a reputation for its delicious Peruvian food and is popular with both locals and tourists alike, making it a fantastic choice for flavoursome food.
Your taste buds will be treated to Creole soup with egg and noodles, fresh seafood, Peruvian style paella, and a range of grilled meats served with rice and sweet plantain, to name just a few of the dishes. The attentive and personalised service makes dining at this restaurant that bit more enjoyable, so if you want a romantic place to eat with great drinks, somewhere to celebrate, or even somewhere to sample different cuisines, this is the place for you.
No doubt there will be lots of holidaymakers in the Kissimmee area who want to satisfy their appetite for great steak, and nowhere does this quite like America. Longhorn Steakhouse has plenty of options for any meat lover, so you can find exactly the kind of steak you love, or try something new altogether, which will go down a treat with the bottomless iced tea.
Try the Fire-Grilled T-Bone cooked just the way you like it, the Prime and Outlaw Rib, or perhaps the LongHorn - which is the biggest piece of meat on the menu. Personalise your meal with a range of sides, from mash potato to french onions and parmesan creamed spinach.
If you’ve worked up an appetite, you can pair your steak with lobster tail or even salmon, meaning you will always leave Longhorn Steakhouse satisfied with your meal, and coming back again for more, when staying in Kissimmee.
Dixie Dharma - Market on South
If you’re in Orlando and craving delicious vegan and vegetarian food, then this is the place you need to go. Market on South is home to both the Dixie Dharma restaurant and Valhalla Bakery, and can fulfill all of your plant-based needs, which is exactly what you need when on your Orlando holiday. Dixie Dharma sells an array of Southern foods with an inventive twist, so you can try all of the American classics while you are here.
Tuck into the Sloppy Joe with house slaw in a toasted potato bun, or sample the Hillbilly Chilli Dawgs, which are amusingly described as “not-dogs” and are delicately seasoned with Indian spiced chilli. You will be spoiled for choice with the tempeh bacon and pulled jackfruit options, and whether you’re coming here for lunch, brunch or dinner, the colourful, well presented food is always a treat. No matter what your dietary choices may be, you have to get to Dixie Dharma during your holiday in Orlando, not forgetting to stop at Valhalla Bakery next door for vegan treats and desserts afterwards.